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How to Talk to Your Kids About Covid-19

We’re in some pretty stressful times right now and our kids are very quick to mirror how we’re acting, as well as naturally have some questions about what they’re hearing on the TV, radio, or just being close to you while talking to someone else. We’re in control As with all of your kids’ worries, they need to know that they’re looked after and their parents/guardians/teachers have everything sorted and can take care of them. Model positive behaviour Your  ...

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Navigating a Toddler’s Fears

My daughter is at the age where monsters under the bed are becoming very real. Her capacity for imagination is developing and it’s all very new and worrying to her. Somewhere around two to three years old, children learn to be anxious and afraid of things, even if it’s entirely  ...

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